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Why Choose Managed Services?

There are many different reasons to outsource IT managed services. Portland’s CFIOs and IT managers often cite the seven motivations we’ve listed below. Remember that each company will discover its own unique advantages for outsourcing IT managed services. Portland-based sports … Continue reading

Maximizing IT Security Regardless of Budgets

In its list of IT outsourcing trends for 2012, predicted that IT security will step into the spotlight this year. Indeed, according to’s source, Mark Ruckman of Sanda Partners, a large provider of IT managed services will more … Continue reading

Tips to Consider before Hiring an IT Consultant

Just ask any IT consultant: Your computer network is akin to the nervous system of your business. And just as you would be extremely careful about choosing a neurosurgeon or psychologist, it is key for the health of your organization … Continue reading

Tips for a Successful Experience with IT Consultants

Of all outsourcing partnerships, IT consulting is one of the most challenging. Not only do you have to deal with all of the regular outsourcing concern – cost effectiveness, consistent service, etc – but you also have to ensure that … Continue reading

Questions to Ask an IT Managed Services Provider

Choosing an IT consultant to provide ongoing managed services is an important task that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The right IT consulting firm can help catapult your business growth; the wrong one can leave your company stagnant.

How an IT Consultant can Create Better Business Efficiency

Too often, IT consulting is totally isolated from return on investment. Many managers simply see their payments for IT managed services as a necessity of doing business in the digital age. However, if you partner with the right IT consulting … Continue reading

Calculate the Cost of IT Management

Because it’s impossible to do business today without IT infrastructure, many businesses contract for IT managed services through an IT consultant. Typically, IT consulting consists of providing expertise in four main areas: the company network, data backup, software and hardware. … Continue reading

How to Identify Risks and Inefficiencies in Your IT Systems

Considering the ubiquitous presence of technology in modern society, it’s no surprise that 98 percent of organizations see IT as strategically important to business success. Clearly, businesses require robust IT systems to compete in today’s markets. Although no CEO would … Continue reading

Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing IT to an IT Consultant

There are many benefits to hiring an IT consultant rather than paying for an in-house IT department. First, most companies see significant savings by hiring out their IT managed services. Second, outsourcing IT allows businesses to focus on their core … Continue reading

3 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from IT Consulting

In today’s economic crunch, it can be hard to justify adding an IT consultant to the list of vendor contracts you have to pay. Yet many businesses find that IT consulting can actually help save them money in the long … Continue reading